Dr. Wendy Wallace offers a combination of therapy modalities, including Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Herbal Medicine, and Laser Therapy.

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, TCVM, is a holistic approach to Veterinary Medicine that heals the entire body as it heals the animal’s clinical disease. This is in contrast to Western Veterinary Medicine which focuses only the specific clinical disease.

The most optimal approach to an animal’s care is when both Western and Eastern medicine is integrated. Western medicine is generally a quicker approach to the acute problem while the TCVM provides for the resolution of the underlying cause of that problem, allowing for strengthening of the body, continued improvement, and sometimes a cure preventing recurrence. TCVM generally has few if any side effects and can often reduce the side effects of western treatments, such as chemotherapy.

TCVM uses a combination of tongue and pulse diagnosis, as well as an evaluation of the animals, innate nature, and imbalances to arrive at an appropriate treatment combining acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, food therapy, and Tui Na (Chinese chiropractic and massage).

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the stimulation of points along invisible energy pathways known as Meridians as well as some Classic points. Nearly all of these points are endpoints of the superficial branches of spinal nerves. The stimulation of these points promotes the tonification or sedation of the spinal nerves, improvement in blood circulation, the release of chemicals, and the activation of the body’s healing process. It relieves “stagnation” which is the buildup of blood or Qi (energy) and provides relief of pain, improvement in mobility, and the healing of tissues. It directly affects both the peripheral and central nervous system and is effective in treating many neurological conditions such as epilepsy, central inflammatory, and autoimmune diseases, and paralysis. The points may be activated by dry needles, fluids (such as blood or Vit B 12), pressure, and cold laser. Sometimes electricity may be added to the dry needles providing more intense pain relief and nervous system activation. Other indications for acupuncture include but are not limited to osteoarthritis, autoimmune disease, generalized and localized edema/swelling, soft tissue disease, kidney, liver, and gastrointestinal disease, and generalized chronic weakness in older dogs just to name a few.

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Chiropractic

Chiropractic or musculoskeletal manipulation is a complete holistic approach to health care. It is used along with TCVM to provide a synergistic approach to health care. It is the practice of spinal manipulation for animals. It involves the mobilization of joints to allow for optimal function of the joints, blood, and nerve circulation.

Without normal joint mobility, acupuncture and other modalities will not provide maximal flow of both Blood and Qi to provide maximal health, healing, and function. Chiropractic involves the application of force along the plane of the joint to allow for optimal mobility. It should not cause pain and should not be violent or unreasonably forceful. Most of the treatments are more mobilization of the joints and appear to look more like a massage to the owner. The release of immobilized joints releases endorphins (our bodies’ natural narcotics), and the patient frequently relaxes and calms with the treatment.